• Give Now Through December 31st To Triple Your Impact!

    Thanks to the My Friend’s Place Board of Directors and generous community leaders, all gifts made through the end of the year will will be TRIPLED, up to $150,000!

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  • Get Your Halsey x DKNY Limited Edition Hoodie for My Friend's Place today!

    We are so excited about this amazing collaboration between our incredible champion, Halsey, our friends at DKNY! All proceeds from the limited edition hoodie, which features original artwork by Halsey, will go directly to supporting youth at My Friend’s Place.

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  • Thank You for Supporting My Friend's Place this Giving Tuesday!

    2019 was our most successful Giving Tuesday ever, and it wouldn't have been possible without you! In just one day, you helped us raise more than $40,000 toward Housing Case Management for youth at My Friend's Place, which allowed us to secure $75,000 in matching funds from our foundation partner, amounting to more than $150,000 in support for youth experiencing homelessness.

  • Etoyce's Story

    I’m originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, and I came to Los Angeles with a friend when I was 22 years old. Unfortunately, that friend gave me some misleading information about where we would be staying and what our next steps were. We ended up on the streets, which I wasn’t prepared for. At the time, I was suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. That was my first real experience with what it truly felt like to be homeless. In my family, we had been in between houses and couch-hopped but in my adulthood, I had never experienced what that was like. I was really at the end of my rope, feeling very down and hopeless—and then I found out I was pregnant. It felt like my whole world started shattering down around me. 

  • DOUBLE Your Investment In Housing Support For Homeless Youth!

    Right now, your gift of support for our housing case management program can bring twice the opportunities to young people and do even more to support their journeys toward housing and a permanent exit from homelessness.

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  • Brighten the Holidays for Youth Experiencing Homelessness at My Friend’s Place!

    Partner with us to provide gifts for nearly 500 young people that will come through our doors this holiday season.

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  • Join us on Wednesday, October 2 for Love All Serve Art: An Art Show By the Young People of My Friend’s Place

    Join us for an evening of food, drinks and art featuring a curated collection of pieces created by the youth of My Friend's Place! All proceeds from art sold benefit youth artists and the young people of My Friend's Place.

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  • Help Provide Backpacks for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

    Imagine carrying everything you own in just a backpack. For youth at My Friend’s Place, it’s not hard to imagine, because it’s part of their daily reality. This Back to School season, you can help ease the daily strain of homelessness by providing new or gently used backpacks for our youth.

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  • Dog Days of Summer at My Friend’s Place

    This Summer, the puppies of My Friend’s Place need your help! We’re currently accepting in-kind contributions of dry and wet dog food, leashes and harnesses, and Petco gift cards to help keep these furry friends happy, healthy and safe.

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  • Youth Speak, and we listen.

    Youth speak, and we listen. At My Friend’s Place, we listen every day as young people experiencing homelessness share their stories, their needs and their hopes for the future. Their desires to heal from past hurts and to find a community where they belong. Their goals of finding a job that they enjoy and a home that they can call their own.

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  • April Showers at My Friend’s Place

    This Spring, help the youth of My Friend’s Place stay warm and dry by shopping our Amazon Wish List or hosting a drive in your community!

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  • Announcing our 2019 Champions of the Year

    We are thrilled to honor our 2019 Champions at Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit For My Friend’s Place—a night that will bring together our amazing Honorees – including Halsey, Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler, and ModCloth – with our organization’s past and present Board of Directors, and our supporters, volunteers and alumni.

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  • Bishops Cuts/Color in Pasadena Partners with My Friend’s Place!

    We are so thrilled to announce the launch of an incredible new partnership between My Friend’s Place and Bishops Cuts/Color Pasadena, who have committed to permanently donating 10% of net profits to My Friend’s Place!

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  • Provide a Meal for a Young Person Experiencing Homelessness Today

    Many of the young people who visit My Friend’s Place every day rely on federal subsidies to feed themselves, especially when we are closed on the weekends. As a result of the government shutdown, food assistance programs are on hold and many of our young people face an incredibly stressful challenge within the coming weeks — how to find food beyond what we already provide

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  • Save The Date! Ending Youth Homelessness 2019

    Our annual Ending Youth Homelessness benefit is back! On April 6, My Friend’s Place will celebrate 31 years of assisting and inspiring homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. More details coming soon!

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  • Thanks For Making December a Great Success!

    We did it! Thanks to you, My Friend’s Place surpassed our monumental goal of raising $450,000 for our end of year campaign.

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  • Tough Mudder 2018

    It’s year three of Team Grey’s Anatomy and the 30th anniversary of My Friend’s Place! Help us commemorate this tremendous year by joining in on the muddy fun. Tough Mudder 2018 is March 3 & 4. 

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  • My Friend’s Place 2018 Holiday Wish List

    My Friend’s Place hosts a special holiday celebration each December where 250 of our young people experiencing homelessness can come together with our staff, volunteers and community to enjoy a special meal, share in a festive celebration and receive some special holiday gifts and love. Can you help us to make this sweet holiday celebration extra special for our young people this year?

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  • Run the LA Marathon to Help Homeless Youth

    We’re thrilled to announce that My Friend’s Place has been selected as an official charity team for the 2019 Skechers Performance L.A. Marathon, taking over the city on March 24, 2019.

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  • Support Socktober at My Friend’s Place!

    Help My Friend’s Place celebrate Socktober by contributing new socks, to ensure that we will have a steady supply for our youth in the coming months. Our goal is to collect 5,000 pairs this month and we need your help to make it happen!

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